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GOP: Screw you, veterans! You have enough already!

September 19, 2012

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Republicans continue to claim that they “seldom, if ever” use the filibuster to get their way. Well, today must be “seldom day,” because U.S. Senate Republicans blocked The Veterans Jobs Corps Act that would have created 20,000 jobs for military veterans that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work […]

Republicans block bills that would return jobs to U.S., call efforts ‘silly’

August 4, 2012

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  GOP’s McConnell calls ‘Bring Jobs Home Act’ a ‘silly waste of time’ In the U.S. Senate on July 19th, the “Bring Jobs Home Act” was stopped by the Republicans using the filibuster on a cloture vote preventing the legislation from advancing to the Senate floor for debate and an up or down vote. The […]

More empty GOP rhetoric still creating ZERO JOBS

June 5, 2012

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It’s time for a fresh look at the Republicans in Congress and how they’re maintaining that “laser-like focus on jobs, jobs, jobs.” If you go to the Republican Congressional website — http://www.gop.gov — and then click on “Bills,” you’ll see a complete list of all bills currently proposed by any Republican in Congress, you get […]

Congress wants to decide what YOU can do and see on the Internet

January 18, 2012

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Protect the Internet: Help stop Internet censorship legislation! Join the virtual strike to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the PROTECT IP Act to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the *VAST MAJORITY* of Americans who have […]

Congress: “Screw the Middle Class, they’re supposed to be poor!”

August 8, 2011

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You may wonder; Is a one letter downgrade really that big of a deal? Yes! This downgrade has led to the worst week in the U.S. stock market in two years. The S&P 500 stock index fell 10.8 percent — 1,252 points — in just five trading days. U.S. Treasury bonds are now rated lower […]

China Global cuts America’s credit rating, regardless of “the deal”

August 2, 2011

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Hey, guess what, America! After all the gnashing of teeth, the faux-righteous faux-indignation and cartoonish political posturing to prevent a credit default and risk the global credit rating agencies downgrading America’s triple-A rating, China’s Dagong Global Credit Rating has cut its rating on U.S. sovereign debt to A from A+ and has also put the […]

The New Democrat Party Logo

August 1, 2011

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White House Press Room, a few minutes ago

August 1, 2011

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Senate thought of every Social Security fix … except one

May 13, 2011

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Your ever-dutiful and dedicated U.S. Congress – specifically a Senate “special committee on aging” thinks they’ve come up with 12 solutions to projected changes to Social Security — whether you follow the Republicans’ Chicken Little “Democrats will eradicate Social Security within five years unless we terminate Planned Parenthood right now” proclamations, or the Democrats’ “let’s […]